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I have a triple boot system

1 20 gig  hard drive with 2 10 gig partitions

1 Partition has windows XP Other has 2000 server

I also have a 4 gig with Linux-Mandrake on it

I want to remove mandrake but If I do I cant get to the XP and 2000

How do I remove LILO is what I am after





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by:minhtuanq7
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You must boot from CD (using a bootable CDROM).After that, from command line type fdisk /MBR
That all
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by:blackc
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stick in a dos floppy, win9x or whatever, a boot disk from any windows machine.  when it boots to a command line type "fdisk /mbr"

that'll wipe out lilo, then it should boot to the os on the first drive, since windows installs itself to the boot sector of the drive.  You should be looking at ntloader at that point.  i'm not an expert in windows, so no guarantees, but if all else fails, you can always still boot with a floppy until you find the perfect solution
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ishti earned 600 total points
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First boot your machine from a Bootable floopy/CD(I suggest to use win98 Boot disk). Go to the DOS command prompt.Type :

A:\> FDISK/MBR [where "A:" = your current boot drive]

Restart your PC. You may see your XP/2000 boot Loader. As you didn't tell specificly in which pertition your XP/2000 was installed, I can assume your XP/2000 boot-loader is in boot sector. Then you should get into your XP and Win2000.

If your NT loader can't found afterwards, then boot your PC with win2000 Rescue disk. You can try to fix NT-Loader according to Repair Console procedure. Sometimes "fixmbr" command works well.

all the best
Ishtiaque
Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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by:jfgiii
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Thanks worked prety good ! ! !
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now you have to award the points by selecting a comment as an answer, or look into splitting the points between two people.
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sorry about that, didn't read it all :-)
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